There are classic yachts then there is the seemingly indestructible CSY 44.
The CSY 44 evolved from a desire to build a better charter boat, hard to break, easy to care for, more livable at anchor and more responsive under sail.The CSY 44 turned out to be a ruggedly built mid-cockpit cutter The hefty lay-up schedule, moderate sail area and full sections made it appealing to cruising traditionalists. Her bulletproof rub rail and a keel and ballast arrangement designed to handle a grounding were keen attributes of interest to cruising sailors. The hull was hand laid using 14 layers of woven roving and mat, resulting in a hull up to 1 1/2" thick.
The designers set out to create a big boat with lots of room below, plenty of waterline length and a good amount of volume for tankage, storage and headroom. Tank testing helped make the hull form as efficient as possible. The underbody, with a cut-away forefoot, longish keel and skeg-hung rudder, provides directional stability. The boats perform reasonably well under sail on and off the wind.
Gemini has all of the great characteristics of her breed, but is lightly equipped and in need of some cosmetic TLC. However, the engine (Yanmar 4JH2-HTE 77hp turbo, 700hrs) and generator are in good condition, the standing rigging was replaced in 2006, the refrigeration was installed new in 2016 and, according to a January, 2016 survey, the hull was sounded and determined to be in good condition. The sails are in good condition as are the covers and a great SS swim platform was installed in 2016. Given all of the above, she's a bargain at $44,500, but, due to circumstances, the owner will consider virtually any offer within reason.
If you are looking for a true blue water cruiser, don't miss this one!
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